The Mahindra All India Talent Scholarships (MAITS) scholarship was awarded to 35 students this year out of the 202 applicants by the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET). From the applications received across Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, 67 students were shortlisted to attend the interviews held at Swaraj Division, in Mohali.
The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) was founded by the late Mr. K.C. Mahindra in the year 1953, with an objective to promote literacy and higher learning in the country. In addition to various other programs the Trust established the Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship in 1995.
This scholarship is awarded to students belonging to economically disadvantaged families, who wish to pursue a job-oriented Diploma course at recognized Government Polytechnic in India. This Scholarship was established to encourage and support young students from rural and urban areas to pursue job-oriented Diplomas.
The Trust awards 10,000 Indian Rupee (USD 125) per annum to 550 students annually, for a maximum period of 3 years. Till date 11,840 students have received the scholarship across India.
Ms. Sheetal Mehta, Sr Vice President CSR & Trustee, K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, said, “The Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship interviews give us an opportunity to directly interact with youth from extremely underprivileged backgrounds. It is humbling and satisfying when we see three years later these students being offered placements in good companies. The transformative impact of the scholarship can be seen in the vastly improved standard of living of their families thereafter. We truly believe that all the scholarship awardees will reach great heights in their careers.”
Arun Raghav, Vice President (ER, Admin & CSR), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Swaraj Division stated, “We are proud to be a part of this initiative. Investing in the education of underprivileged youth is an investment in the future of our nation. These scholarships not only provide financial support but also empower these students to pursue their dreams and achieve great heights.”